An Izard County man is facing multiple felony charges after intentionally causing a vehicle collision that caused approximately $4,000 worth of damage Jan. 15, according to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence.
Larry J. Herring, 28, of Horseshoe Bend was arrested after authorities determined he had purposely rammed his vehicle into another car and then fled the scene of the incident, Lawrence said.
Though the accident was not reported, Izard County Deputy J.T. Baker said he realized a collision had occurred when he came upon debris and two damaged vehicles while traveling along state Highway 354 in Oxford.
When he inspected the scene, Baker said, he realized there was an unconscious woman in the backseat of a white four-door vehicle that had been involved in the incident.
The woman, Jenny L. Schumaker, 22, of Salem, who was clearly intoxicated, said two other men involved in the wreck had fled the scene, according to Baker.
Authorities located one of the men, Kevin Hutson, 25, of Melbourne approximately two miles from the scene of the wreck.
In separate statements, both Hutson and Schumaker said Herring had been upset and intentionally drove the white car into Hutson's truck, Baker said.
Following their statements, both Schumaker and Hutson were charged with public intoxication and failure to report an accident.
Authorities located Herring Jan. 20. He was arrested and charged with first degree criminal mischief, first degree assault and reckless driving.
Herring has since been released from authorities after posting a $5,000 bond. As of press time a court date has not been set.